What are soft liners for patients with dentures?
Patients with full dentures will want to work with a dental team to provide solutions for their smile. The team at Natalie K. Provenzano, DDS, Inc of the San Jose, California area, can help with poor fit or function issues. One way in which patients can enjoy their dentures is with soft liners for dentures.
What is a soft liner for dentures?
A soft liner for full dentures is a pliable material made to fit between the denture itself and the gum tissues. These liners are best for providing patients comfort and relief from dentures that do not fit correctly after changes to the gum and bone have occurred with time. Patients who deal with chronic soreness or irritation from their dentures may also enjoy using soft liners to comfort the area and allow them to wear their dentures without additional problems.
How to clean dentures with soft liners
If you are using a denture with a soft liner, you will want to take extra precautions. The soft liners are porous and can last several months with proper care. Patients will want to avoid warm water when using a denture cleaning product as this can cause damage to the material. Use a soft cotton ball to clean the soft liner for a few days before switching to a toothbrush. Also, avoid allowing the liner to dry. If you want to learn more about taking care of dentures with soft liners, ask our team for recommendations and instructions.
What are the advantages of soft liners for dentures?
- Improved comfort and fit
- Easier biting and chewing
- Easy to care for and use with current dentures
- Can be replaced as needed
Are you ready to discuss the benefits of a soft liner for dentures?
If you want to learn about the benefits of soft liners and consider one for your smile, contact Drs. Provenzano and Ram at (408) 226-2542 for an appointment. Our practice is conveniently located at 6020 Hellyer Avenue, Suite #100, and accepts new patients and families of the San Jose, California, area.